Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Huỳnh Tuấn Nam of HCM City was choosing gifts for his mother and wife for Vietnamese Women’s Day on October 20 at a shopping mall in District 7.
“With many beauty products and jewellery and clothes available here, I do not know which gift to choose,” he said.
He said he might buy a skincare product for his mother and a silver bracelet for his wife.
“I think my mother and wife will be surprised with the gift.
“I will buy a bouquet for my two beloved women on October 20.”
Nam is not the only man in Việt Nam to buy gifts for the occasion.
Since flowers remain among the most popular gifts, florists are offering bouquets at prices ranging from a few hundred thousand đồng to over VNĐ1 million (US$44.8).
An employee at a flower shop in Tân Định Market said the most popular bouquets are those priced at VNĐ200,000-VNĐ300,000, while only a few order those costing VNĐ500,000 and above.
Most supermarkets and shopping centres in the city are offering a wide range of gifts and services to satisfy all kinds of needs on the occasion. They have also launched programmes to attract customers.
Big C supermarket chain is offering discounts of up to 49 per cent on more than 1,000 items from 200 famous brands, including skincare and hair care products, cosmetics, fashion products, and accessories under its “Tôn vinh vẻ đẹp Việt” (honouring Vietnamese beauty) programme.
It is also gifting 10,000 handbags to customers who buy VNĐ400,000 or more worth of the discounted fashion products.
As part of the programme, the Beauty Fair at all Big C outlets will offer women customers free consultation on make-up, skin care and hair care.
Korean supermarket chain Lotte Mart is also offering discounts of 5-49 per cent together with gifts on more than 1,000 products, including beauty products, fashion garments and others.
Lotte Mart is organising a series of activities to mark Vietnamese Women’s Day at its stores nation-wide, enabling women customers and their families to take part in painting classes and cooking contests and enjoy Acoustic music performances.
It has also slashed prices of daily products like cooking oils, seasoning, fish sauces, dish washing liquids, detergents and others.
Co.opmart and Co.opXtra supermarkets are offering big discounts on food and cosmetics on the occasion.
From now until October 20 hundreds of makeup, skin, body and hair care products from famous brands will be discounted by 10-35 per cent together with attractive gifts.
Co.opmart and Co.opXtra are also offering various gift packs at VNĐ44,000-127,300 to meet all kinds of needs.
They are also offering discounts on more than 1,000 essential products, including 10-20 per cent on fresh foods, up to 43 per cent on fashion products and up to 45 per cent on household appliances. — VNS